Weather Bomb

Posted: February 23, 2017 in nature poems

Tonight at http://dversepoets.com/this-is-us/  is free write .. no prompt. So here’s one about Storm Doris that visited our shores today. ‘Weather Bomb’ seems to be a phrase conjured up by the weather office to make it sound more exciting! 

It goes off before dawn
exploding through woods.
Trees are in a frenzy,
some ripped up in the blast
leaving craters of shattered roots.
Hills heave and pitch
as if rocks were trying
to break free and scatter-shot
through the landscape.
And the river.
It is full of fear,
tearing at itself.
Tries to turn back,
is shredded in the shockwave.
Turns again and races
for its only escape route.

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This is the weather map of the approaching
storm which hit the UK today

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Comments
  1. Grace says:

    Beware the wrath of nature ~ Such a terrifying time as I listen to your news ~

  2. A winter storm Can be terrifying- hope you’re well,

  3. frankhubeny says:

    I like the idea of viewing bad weather as a bomb.

  4. It was Doris Day for sure.

  5. kim881 says:

    We got it full blast yesterday afternoon, just after lunch, and the cats hid from the noise of it. I was disturbed by the constant thumping and clunking from the roof but, luckily, only a down pipe flew off! The trees in our garden were in a frenzy but bent so well that they are still intact.
    I do love the lines:
    ‘Hills heave and pitch
    as if rocks were trying
    to break free and scatter-shot
    through the landscape’!

  6. sanaarizvi says:

    My goodness.. hope everything’s okay at your end..!!

  7. hypercryptical says:

    We appeared to get away with it easy in my little bit of the world, NE England. The wind gusted more the previous day.
    I did wonder why the Met Office decided to name storms – was it last year or the year before? I guess there is wisdom there though as it gives us a reference point.
    Kind regards
    Anna :o]

  8. Bev says:

    Beautifully descriptive. Somehow it made me think of the New Madrid earthquake far back in the 1800s when, for a brief time, the great Mississippi River is said to have run backward.

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